WorldFest

WorldFest is a celebration of diversity and is put together each spring by SCI and the YMCA International Learning Center (ILC). The festival is held in front of the Woburn Public Library and is a great event for family and friends. WorldFest is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 18th from 2-5 pm.

If you didn't get the chance to attend WorldFest this year or you just want to relive the event, check it out on local access cable t.v.! 

WorldFest will be broadcast this week and in the following weeks on these channels:

Comcast- Channel 22
Verizon- Channel 45
RCN- Channel 15

At the following times:

-Tuesday, June 4th at 8:00PM
-Wednesday, June 5th at 11:00PM

Check the Woburn Public Media Center schedule for additional times by clicking here.

WorldFest 2013 was a smashing success! Over 700 people showed up to the Woburn Public Library for this multicultural festival celebrating cultural diversity in the community.

Guests were entertained by a string of talented performers including a bag piper from the Bunker Hill Pipe Band, Eastern Star Children’s Choir, the Merry Minstrels, Cuban musician Coco Torres, Japanese Drummers from Odaiko New England, Brazilian Dancers, Ku’s Taekwondo Academy, Fan Dancers from the Korean School of New England, the Woburn Memorial High School A Cappella Singers, and a Middle Eastern belly dance by Nadia Sophia.

The kids were entertained by a wide assortment of children's activities including bubble blowing, martial arts with Rising Storm Training Academy, a pinata, International yard games with the North Suburban YMCA, Polynesian poi with Nadia Sophia, and a mini soccer clinic led by professional soccer players from Brazil.

Tour the world in your own backyard!  WorldFest is returning to Downtown Woburn on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 2-5 PM. Visitors can enjoy artwork, crafts, activities, cultural displays, and of course food from around the world. Entertaining the crowd this year will be Eastern Star Children’s Choir, the Bunker Hill Bag Pipe Band, the Merry Minstrels, Cuban musician Coco Torres, Japanese Drummers from Odaiko New England, Brazilian Dancers, Ku’s Taekwondo Academy, Fan Dancers from the Korean School of New England, the Woburn Memorial High School A Cappella Singers, and Nadia Sophia with Middle Eastern Belly Dancing.

Children’s activities and performances will delight the little ones. Kids of all ages can try their luck at a piñata, learn Polynesian poi, practice their martial arts skills with Rising Storm Training Academy, take a soccer clinic, and learn origami while getting passport stamps that will earn them a free treat from Hot Breads of Woburn. Bring your family and enjoy an afternoon of culture! 

WorldFest will take place on the Woburn Public Library Lawn at 45 Pleasant Street. The rain location will be the Senior Center in Woburn on 144 School Street. 

Free parking for the afternoon may be found in the Library Field lot behind the library, or in the City Hall parking lot across Pleasant Street. There is also a municipal lot behind the Bowladrome in Woburn Center.

To see the schedule of performances, click here.

To see the schedule of children's activities, click here.

This year’s WorldFest is being planned by members of the YMCA International Learning Center’s Leadership Team, in partnership with Social Capital, Inc. For more information, please call 781.935.2244 or email cmclaughlin@socialcapitalinc.org

Proudly sponsored by: One World Boston, a Cummings Foundation affiliate, Woburn Cultural Council, and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Wondering who will be entertaining crowds this year at WorldFest? Below is the schedule of performances for the day:

2:00 pm- Bunker Hill Pipe Band
2:20 pm- Natiely Oliveira Teles and Antonio de Souza, Brazilian Forro
2:35 pm- Eastern Star Children’s Choir
2:55 pm- Odaiko New England, Japanese Taiko Drumming
3:15 pm- Nadia Sophia, Middle Eastern Belly Dance
3:25 pm- Woburn Memorial High School A Cappella Group
3:40 pm- Ku’s Taekwondo Academy, Martial Arts and Board Breaking
4:00 pm- Coco Torres, Buena Vista Social Club Music from Cuba
4:30 pm- Korean School of New England, Buchaechum Fan Dance
4:45 pm- Merry Minstrels, Traditional Celtic Music and Dance

2:00 pm Bunker
Hill Pipe Band
2:20 pm Natiely
Oliveira Teles and Antonio de Souza, Brazilian Forro
2:35 pm Eastern
Star Children’s Choir
2:55 pm Odaiko
New England, Japanese Taiko Drumming
3:15 pm Nadia
Sophia, Middle Eastern Belly Dance
3:25 pm Woburn
Memorial High School A Cappella Group
3:40 pm Ku’s
Taekwondo Academy, Martial Arts and Board Breaking
4:00 pm Coco
Torres, Buena Vista Social Club Music from Cuba
4:30 pm Korean
School of New England, Buchaechum Fan Dance
4:45 pm Merry
Minstrels, Traditional Celtic Music and Dance

This year's WorldFest celebration will include tons of free activities! Kids of all ages can try their luck at a piñata, learn Polynesian poi, practice their martial arts skills, take a soccer clinic, and learn origami, while getting passport stamps that will earn them a free treat from Hot Breads of Woburn!  

Below is a schedule of activities for the day:

2:00-2:30 pm- Bubble Blowing with the Woburn Public Library
2:30-3:00 pm- Martial Arts with Rising Storm Training Academy      
3:00-3:30 pm- Piñata with Stacey Betty                      
3:30-4:00 pm- International Yard Games with the North Suburban YMCA
4:00-4:30 pm- Polynesian Poi with Nadia Sophia       
4:30-5:00 pm- Mini Soccer Clinic                                       
 
Ongoing activities: International Photo Booth, Passport Walk Thru, Flag Face Painting, Origami

Want to be a part of multicultural festival celebrating diversity in the community? SCI and the YMCA International Learning Center in Woburn are currently looking for volunteers to help out at the annual WorldFest celebration on Sunday, May 19th.

Volunteers are needed in various capacities such as helping with set up, clean up, registration tables, and support for vendors, children's activities and performers. Volunteers will be able to pick from shifts rather than work the entire event, which runs from 2-5PM. Volunteers will also receive a FREE t-shirt!

If you would like to volunteer, please e-mail Candice at cmclaughlin@socialcapitalinc.org with "Volunteer for WorldFest" in the subject line.